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Old 04-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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Question Asus eee 4g 701 owner


Hi everyone, I own the Asus eee 4g and have had it for about 4 years now. I love this little thing despite its limitations being linux and all. Anyway, I did some tweaks to it back in the beginning, but I have since done a system restore since then. I then moved on to a new version of the Asus with Windows, but I find it just too slow. I also have been using an hp touchpad which I love for its fastness as it has a version of linux as well. I just recently decided to pick up my little Asus again as I was missing the whole laptop thing and wanted to tweak my little machine again such as updating the installed version of firefox and such. In the past I used sites such as the asus eee user wiki: http://wiki.eeeuser.com and the asus eee user forums: forum.eeeuser.com/ both of these sites had awesome tutorials and that is where I learned how to do everything. I have since forgotten all that stuff and went to go back to these sites and now they dont seem to be working! I have also been doing endless web searches and it seems like anything to do with the Asus eee 4g does not exist anymore!! I realize many have since moved on to their ipads and such, but for some like me we just like to stick with old school. So does anyone know of a great website for tutorials on the Asus eee 4g? Thanks!
 
Old 04-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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You don't need much tutorials. I would simply recommend to replace the obsolete and usupported distribution on it with a recent lightweight distribution, like antiX, Lubuntu, Salix LXDE or wattOS. That way all the things will work out of the box and you have up-to-date software.
By the way, I recently replaced my ASUS 701 with a Samsung NC10, slightly larger display, much faster. Both were/are running a slimmed down install of Slackware -current. On Slackware really everything on that ASUS machine worked out of the box, only the 4GB SSD was to small so that I had to slim it down.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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Best Distro for Eee PC 701SD/Linux

Hi Everyone,

I have just been given a Eee pc 701SD/Linux (although it says Eee PC 4G)as a birthday present and I have been looking at it since yesterday. It does not seem to be capable of much.

The thing appears to be to install another lightweight version of Linux. I am looking for suggestions. Any comment on Leeenux, puppeee or eeeXubuntu?

All the eeeuser forums do not appear to be working. So a definite lack of support.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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Yes, I agree. A tutorial on how to install another version of linux would be greatly appreciated. Although I really do like the version I have now, I can't seem to update my firefox and some sites do not work properly. The eee user forums are gone and now I am just looking for some direction. Total newbie with linux, although I have learned some things after having my 4g for 4 years, there is still so much that I do not know.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Install Debian.
DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install - Debian Wiki : http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install

If you go with XFCE or LXDE the install only takes a bit over 1GB, if you go with a window manager like fluxbox or openbox even less.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:44 PM   #6
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If it is a 4gig SSD 701SD.

Can I make a suggestion. Buy yourself a class 10 16gig or 32 gig external SD Flash card and Install and run Linux off of it using the Esc key to change boot order after power on.

That way you won't have to fight keeping the internal 4gig ssd drive from filling up. I run AntiX 11 Full iso on my EEEPC 900 and have / installed to 4 gig SSD with /home symlinked to secondary 16gig internal ssd drive. I have to work at it to keep the 4 gig ssd drive from filling up after dist-upgrades as I run it as a rolling Debian Testing release install. Initial AntiX 11 Full iso install came in at 2.1gig of space on the 4 gig ssd.

I plan on reversing that later on when AntiX 12 comes out and putting / on my secondary 16gig internal ssd drive on that 900 and using the 4 gig ssd as storage.

If you can't afford what I suggest

http://puppex.exton.net/

This is a custom spinoff of Slack0 Puppy linux. Has a lot of extra stuff added to it. You can run a full install and not crowd the 4gig ssd drive.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
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By the way. There are tons of how tos outside of eeepc forums on installing Linux on a 701 including youtube. Google sneeky linux.

Heck. I even made one.

http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-11...hed-t3104.html
 
  


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